• Movie: Butterfly Sleep
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Oct 10, 2017
  • Duration: 1 hr. 50 min.
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older


  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 73 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 214

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Butterfly Sleep
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Ratings: 8.3/10 from 73 users
# of Watchers: 214
Reviews: 2 users
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Matsumura Ryouko is a popular novelist in her 50s who has just found out that she has Alzheimer’s disease. In order to gain some fulfilment in her life, she decides to be a guest lecturer at a university. Through one of her students, she meets a South Korean exchange student, So Chan Hae. As they become closer, they fall in love.

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Oct 10, 2017
  • Duration: 1 hr. 50 min.
  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 73 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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3 people found this review helpful
Dec 15, 2018
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
This movie was beautiful. Don't let the huge age difference or possible bad ending stop you from watching this. It was so beautiful and sweet and I really felt something with this movie. The characters actually grew a real relationship, not the basic inappropriate stories that older woman/younger man have. This is probably one of my favorite Japanese movies now, the story wasn't really original or anything, but they showed a true relationship and how people feel going through growing old and loosing the abilities that you used to have. The director of this movie did wonderful, there were lots of scenes with the sun gorgeously shining on the set and the actors. There were also great moments of symbolism the director did with the dark vs bright rooms. It was delicately made with deep feelings. I really hope that you decide to watch this.

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1 people found this review helpful
6 days ago
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 7.5
Although not so different from many other Japanese melodrama movies in recent years, "Butterfly Sleep" is to some extent distinguished by its interesting setting and frank story, and its overall result is fun and touching enough for recommendation. It may be predictable, but this is a well-made movie, full of genuine feelings, and certainly wins its tears in the end. Butterfly Sleep may not offer great surprises, but through Jeong's firm and balanced control, it becomes a comforting journey through a familiar tale punctuated by sober pockets of emotional intensity.
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